Monday, August 4, 2008

Reflections

Reflection is an important task for me, in life, as well as in my art. It helps me grow. I have seen countless images where the reflection of one object is mirrored onto another....coffee pots, Christmas balls and glass store fronts. It demonstrates the complexity of a scene, where each object is affected by another. For me, that translates into a metaphor for life itself. It also demonstrates the draftsmanship skills of the artist. In one of my classes, our assignment was to place objects on a mirror. The objects melded seamlessly into their own reflections. Quite a great exercise! In fact, my picture became one big blob, as seen realistically. I had to manufacture boundaries between the object and the reflection horizontally, so that it could be read visually. Once again, I learned to challenge reality.

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